Castner Scrapbook v.5, Old Houses 2, page 25

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Castner Scrapbook v.5, Old Houses 2, page 25

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Item No: pdcc02102
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.5, Old Houses 2, page 25
Historic Street Address: 3rd & Walnut Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
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Item pdcc00370 [image dimensions 8.0 cm x 11.0 cm]:

James Wilson (1742 - 1798) was a Founding Father, signer of the U. S. Declaration of Independence, and one of the original six Supreme Court justices appointed by George Washington. As a strict adherent to the rule of law, he successfully defended at trial the rights of 23 loyalist Philadelphians whose property had been seized following the end of the British occupation of the city. In response, an angry mob stormed Wilson's house where he and his colleagues had barricaded themselves. Eventually the military intervened and the attack was prevented.

http://www.ushistory.org/gop/tour_ftwilson.htm


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.946978
Geocode Longitude:-75.145332

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.5
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Poulson, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1789-1866 - Artist